Sources of Financial Aid
Federal Direct Loan Programs
The following aid programs are obtained from sources outside of the Morsani College of Medicine:
Subsidized Federal Direct Loan (SFL) - Effective July 1, 2012 Graduate/Professional Student are not eligible to borrow through the SFL program.
Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans (UFL) - A first year graduate medical student may borrow a maximum of $42,722, a second year student may borrow a maximum of $42,722, a third year student may borrow a maximum of $47,167, and a fourth year student may borrow a maximum of $44,944. All graduate medical students have an aggregate maximum of $224,000 (including undergraduate and graduate SFL, UFL, and FSLS loans, combined). Physical Therapy Students may borrow a maximum of $20,500 in unsubsidized loan each year. All physical therapy students have an aggregate maximum of $138,500 (including undergraduate and graduate SFL, UFL, and FSLS loans, combined). For loans disbursed on or after July 1, 2015, the interest rate is a fixed rate of 5.84% for the life of the loan. For loans disbursed before July 1, 2006, the interest rate is variable and is determined on July 1st of each year. During in-school, grace and deferment periods, this variable interest rate is equal to the 91-day Treasury bill plus 1.7%, and during repayment the rate is equal to the 91-day Treasury bill plus 2.3%. The interest rate is not to exceed 8.25% at any given time.
Interest not paid while the student is in school may accrue and compound at the time of repayment. Students are encouraged to borrow as little as possible through the UFL and Grad PLUS programs.
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Plus Loan (DPL)
PLUS Loans are federal loans that graduate or professional degree students can use to help pay education expenses. The U.S. Department of Education makes Direct PLUS Loans to eligible borrowers through schools participating in the Direct Loan Program. The borrower must not have an adverse credit history. Loans have a fixed interest rate of 6.84%. The maximum loan amount is the student’s cost of attendance (determined by the school) minus any other financial aid received.
Private Loan Programs
Private Alternative Loan Programs (ALP)
The ALP loan was designed to assist funding for any student wishing to obtain a medical education. It is not a need based loan and students may borrow the cost of education less amounts received from Federal Direct loans, Federal Direct Graduate/Professional PLUS loans, institutional funds, and/or private funds. Once a private student loan lender has been selected a credit check will be conducted to determine the student's credit worthiness. The interest rate, which begins to accrue when the loan is disbursed to the school, will vary among lenders and may capitalize as often as every 3 months. An insurance fee will be deducted from the principal borrowed. This also varies among lenders. Minimum payments may also be required. Students are encouraged to avoid this loan program if at all possible. The nature of the program presents the borrower with the potential of obtaining a severe, and often, unmanageable debt burden. Students finding it necessary to make an application for this loan must speak with the Financial Aid Specialist before their application will be processed. They are encouraged to wait as late in the academic year as possible before submitting their application materials or requesting disbursement dates as late as possible, thereby reducing the amount of time interest accrues. Processing time is 2-4 weeks and application materials are available from participating lending institutions.
Additional Sources for MD Students
USF Morsani College of Medicine Loans
The following aid programs are considered "internal" or institutional funds, being awarded from USF Morsani Morsani College of Medicine. Except where noted within the individual program listing, no additional application materials are required other than those listed under "The Application Process" in Financial Aid FAQs.
AMA–ERF Medical Student Assistance Loan: The American Medical Association Education and Research Foundation (AMA-ERF) loan is the result of the generosity of physician donors. The AMA-ERF provides the USF USF Morsani Morsani College of Medicine with funds to award loans to medical students with verified financial need. Interest accrual will begin twelve months after graduation at 5% annually. Repayment also begins twelve months after graduation and is repayable within 10 years with a minimum monthly payment of $50. Awards are granted on the basis of financial need and availability of funds.
USF Morsani Morsani College of Medicine General Loan: Loans are made to students with verified financial need. Interest accrual will begin twelve months after graduation at 5% annually. Repayment also begins twelve months after graduation and is repayable within 10 years with a minimum monthly payment of $50.
Robert Wood Johnson: The Robert Wood Johnson loan, made available through a grant to the USF Morsani Morsani College of Medicine, provides loans to medical students with verified financial need. Interest accrual will begin twelve months after graduation at 5% annually. Repayment also begins twelve months after graduation and is repayable within 10 years with a minimum monthly payment of $50.
Selby Foundation Medical Student Loans: The Selby Foundation, through a grant to the University of South Florida, provides funds to aid medical students with verified financial need. Interest accrual will begin twelve months after graduation at 5% annually. Repayment also begins twelve months after graduation and is repayable within 10 years with a minimum monthly payment of $50.
Sidney N. Trockey Loan Fund: This loan fund was established in 1977 through a donation from the estate of Dr. Sidney N. Trockey who lived in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Morsani Morsani College of Medicine awards this loan to students with demonstrated financial need. Interest accrual will begin twelve months after graduation at 5% annually. Repayment also begins twelve months after graduation and is repayable within 10 years with a minimum monthly payment of $50.
USF Morsani College of Medicine ScholarshipsThe following aid programs are considered "internal" or institutional funds, being awarded from USF Morsani Morsani College of Medicine. Except where noted within the individual program listing, no additional application materials are required other than those listed under "The Application Process" in Financial Aid FAQs.
25-0042 Morsani College of Medicine Scholarship Fund: Financial assistance to medical student who demonstrate financial need.
25-0054 Ronald P. Kaufman M.D. Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2003 in memory of Ronald P. Kaufman, M.D. who served as the first Vice President for the Health Sciences from 1987 to 1994. Awards are made to medical students who have a “true love for medicine” as like Dr. Kaufman. Applicants are required to submit a one-page essay expressing why they chose medicine as a career and how the award will assist them. Also, a letter of recommendation from a supervisor, physician, or instructor is required. The applicant’s co-curricular or extracurricular activities will also be considered.
25-0650 Robert R. Sajovetz Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship award to USF Morsani College of Medicine student.
25-0980 Morsani College of Medicine General Scholarship Fund: Funding provided by general contributions from various individuals, including alumni of the Morsani College of Medicine. Awards are made to medical students who demonstrate academic excellence.
25-0114 Joseph L. Finster, M.D. Medical Scholarship: Established in memory of Jospeh L. Finster, M.D. who was a faculty member of the USF Morsani College of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine.
Awards are made to deserving medical students who have completed their junior year, in good academic standing and demonstrates financial need.
25-0117 Helen W. Bergh Memorial Scholarship Fund: Established by Mary Bergh, M.D., USF College of Medicine Class of 1990 Alumnus, in honor of her mother. Two awards, $2,500 each, are made annually to full-time female medical students who are in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.
25-1340 Morsani College of Medicine Merit Scholarship: Scholarships are awarded each year to students of the Morsani College of Medicine who have demonstrated excellence and outstanding potential as students and future physicians. Funding for this program is obtained through annual donations from the faculty and staff of the College of Medicine, the total number of scholarships available will varies annually. Recipients are selected based on academic excellence.
25-1690 Morsani College of Medicine Minority Scholarship: Established to provide financial support to minority students enrolled in the USF College of Medicine.
25-3009 James W. Hunsuckle Memorial Scholarship: Established to support an advanced medical student who has achieved superior academic performance, demonstrates financial need, and has an interest in thoracic medicine.
25-3010 Belden Scholarship Fund: Established in 1972 in memory of Mr. Douglas Belden, one of the State of Florida's outstanding college athletes. Awards are made to students in the Morsani College of Medicine who, as an undergraduate, demonstrated not only a superior academic record, but also excellence in intercollegiate athletics. Funds are limited and awards will vary annually. Interested applicants should submit a paper outlining their achievements in intercollegiate athletics to the Financial Aid Office.
25-3020 Joseph and Mary Barness Scholarship: Established by Dr. and Mrs. Barness. Annual awards are made available to medical students who demonstrate academic excellence.
25-3030 Donn L. Smith, Charter Class Scholarship: The Charter Class of the USF Morsani College of Medicine named this scholarship in honor of the Founding Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine. The award is made annually to a rising senior medical student who demonstrated both personal and academic excellence during his/her first three years of medical school. Award will vary annually.
25-3040 Peter and Militza Artzybushev Scholarship: Dr. and Mrs. Constantin Artzibushev established this scholarship in 1975 in memory of Dr. Artzibushev’s brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Militza Artzybushev. The Artzybushev’s were members of the University of South Florida Faculty. The scholarship awards are made to students who have excelled in the area of obstetrics and gynecology and demonstrate financial need.
25-3045 Morsani College of Medicine Class of 1979 Scholarship: Established by the USF Morsani College of Medicine Class of 1979 to support scholarship awards to USF Morsani College of Medicine medical students.
25-3063 Martin and Ruth Silbiger Scholarship in Academics and Research:
Academic Prize – An award is made to a rising third year student who ranks first in his/her class after completion of the second year of medical school.
Research Prize – An award is made to a graduating senior who has contributed most to research efforts at the USF Morsani College of Medicine.
25-3068 Lewitz/Rao Medical Student Scholarship: Established to provide need-based scholarships for medical students in the USF Morsani College of Medicine Tampa campus.
25-3069 Morsani College of Medicine Student Affairs Scholarship: Established to support scholarships to medical students in the USF Morsani College of Medicine Tampa campus. An award is made to a fourth year medical student who has contributed the most to student life during their first three years of medical school. Other consideration will be the student’s co-curricular and extracurricular activities.
25-3071 N. Donald Diebel, Jr., M.D. Memorial Medical Scholarship: Scholarship award is made to a medical student with preference given to underrepresented minority (African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native) health professional students.
25-3190 Luther M. McEachern Memorial Scholarship: Alumni Award for scholarship and service.
25-3210 W.B. Copeland Sr. Memorial Scholarship: Awards are made available to full-time USF Morsani College of Medicine M.D. students who have faced the challenge of independently financing their education without significant family support. Applicants are required to write an essay explaining any extenuating circumstances that would highlight how an award would benefit them and help achieve their goals.
25-3280 EKG Readers Association Scholarship: Scholarship award is provided to a medical student at the USF Morsani College of Medicine Tampa campus who demonstrates academic excellence.
25-3290 Palm Beach County Medical Society Auxiliary: This organization has established a scholarship fund to assist a student each year who is a graduate of a Palm Beach County high school. The award is made to a rising third year M.D. student who demonstrates academic excellence during their first two years of medical school.
25-3330 Ruth and Frank C. Coleman Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1988 in memory of Dr. Frank C. Coleman, a prominent Tampa physician. Awards are made annually to a medical student who demonstrates financial need.
25-3360 James H. Scott Memorial Scholarship: Established to provide support for USF Morsani College of Medicine students who demonstrate financial need.
25-3620 Bryan Marc Dumais Memorial Scholarship Fund: Established in 1997 in memory of Bryan Marc Dumais who was a member of the USF Morsani College of Medicine Class of 1997. Awards are made to medical students who demonstrate academic excellence.
25-3640 Dale B. Dubin/Cover Book Scholarship: Established to assist medical student with the cost of textbooks.
25-3670 Evelyn and Alfred Silbiger Scholarship in Medicine: Scholarship award to a high-qualified student who demonstrates financial need at the USF College of Medicine.
25-3840 Aaron Bram Medical Students Book Fund: Established in 1996 by the will of Mr. Aaron Bram. Mr. Bram specified that a portion of his estate was to be left in trust as a book scholarship to medical students who “not only demonstrate academic excellence and financial need, but with a special preference being given to non-traditional students.”
25-3850 Florida Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (FAPI) Minority Scholarship in Medicine: Established in 1993 by members of the Association of American Physicians from South Asia (AAPSA) now known as FAPI. Awards are made annually to medical students who demonstrate financial need.
25-3930 Morsani College of Medicine Scholarship Fund: Established to provide scholarships for medical students at the University of South Florida.
25-3980 Kiran and Pallavi Patel Scholarship in Medicine: Established in 1996 by Drs. Kiran and Pallavi Patel and the Shaktikrupa Charitable Foundation. Awards are made to medical students who demonstrate financial need, with preference given, but not limited to, South Asian students (Asian-Indian heritage).
25-3990 John and Elizabeth Ackermann Scholarship Fund: This scholarship was established in 1996 by Dr. John and Mrs. Elizabeth Ackermann. Awards are made to medical students who are in the upper one-third of his/her class, have participated in extracurricular activities, demonstrate the motivation and intent to become a physician as well as financial need.
Francis J. Flannery Medicine Award: Established by Dr. Michael Flannery, associate professor of Internal Medicine and graduate from the USF Morsani College of Medicine Class of 1988. An annual award is made to a fourth-year medical student who plans to specialize in internal medicine and has an interest in the Internal Medicine program at USF (this interest is noncommittal and in no way represents an agreement for contracts, or match for a residency position in Internal Medicine at USF). Applicants will be judged on their fund of knowledge and judgment, professional behavior and humanistic attributes, extracurricular involvement including community service and financial need. An annual announcement will be made to the rising senior class and will be provided application instructions at that time.
Private Scholarship ProgramsNational Medical Fellowships, Inc.
This organization provides financial assistance for first and second year medical students from minority groups currently under-represented in medicine. These groups include African Americans, American Indians, Mainland Puerto Ricans, and Mexican Americans. Eligible applicants may request an application directly from the National Medical Fellowships, Inc.
For further information, please visit their website at www.nmfonline.org.
Delores A. Auzenne Fellowship
The State University System provides grants in the amount of $2,500 to $5,000 annually for the purpose of increasing the number of under-represented minority students in the State University System. The Financial Aid Office attempts to send applications to all eligible applicants. You may request applications directly from the USF Office of Equal Opportunity Affairs, ADM 218, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33620, (813) 974-4373.
Rotary Club of Miami: Thomas Brown McClelland Trust
Scholarship awards for qualified students who are already in or about to start medical school. Applicant must be a graduate of a Miami-Dade County High School, a permanent resident of Dade County, Florida for at least the most recent five years and demonstrate great potential and promise as a doctor by their ability as measured by grades, positions held in extracurricular activates and volunteer actions in the community.
For further information, please visit their website at http://www.miamirotary.org.
Florida American Legion Medical School Scholarship
Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident entering the third year of study in a LCME-accredited Florida medical school in the fall. A nomination letter from the medical School's dean or the dean's designate discussing the nominee's leadership abilities, excellent academic achievement through the first and second years of medical school, awards and honors, special research projects, and extracurricular activities, especially those exhibiting leadership abilities. Availability of application will be announced by email annually.
Application deadline: April 1st
First Place – One scholarship award of $2500.00
Runner-Ups – Two scholarship awards of $1500.00 each
Please view their application at https://www.floridalegion.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Medical-ScholarshipApp.pdf.
2010 Florida Medical Foundation – Edward R. Annis, M.D. Medical Student Scholarship
Scholarship to medical students who demonstrate a commitment to organized medicine and public health initiatives. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a successful candidate from a U.S. allopathic medical school. Applicant must be a rising third or rising fourth year medical student, U.S. Citizen, a member of the American Medical Association (AMA) and their state medical society for at least one year, and demonstrates personal motivation for excellence in both character and academic achievement. Personal integrity, as exemplified by leadership, community involvement, public health initiatives and concern for others will be considered. Availability of application will be announced by email annually.
Application deadline: May 1st
KAMA (the Korean-American Medical Association)
The KAMA scholarship is intended to promote, assist and support eligible medical students of Korean heritage and their pursuit of medical and scientific research studies and community outreach efforts.
Criteria: First, Second and Third year medical students in good academic standing at an accredited U.S. or Korean medical school and a member of KAMSA. Scholarship award is to support basic clinical science research or a community outreach initiative.
Application deadline: July 1st
For further information, please visit their website at http://kamaus.org/.
Mary Jo and William Kirkley Scholarship
Applicant must be achieving satisfactory academic performance, a U.S. Citizen, a Broward College graduate who has been accepted into an accredited medical school in the State of Florida, to begin study in Fall of award year. Availability of application will be announced by email annually.
Muhlenberg Foundation, Inc. - Howard G. Lapsley Memorial Scholarship Fund for Medical Education
Scholarships are awarded yearly by the JFK-Muhlenberg Campus Board of Directors to provide financial aid to one or more qualified candidates pursuing a career in the study of medicine, osteopathy or dentistry. Availability of application will be announced by email annually.
Application deadline: May 1st
Need-Based Scholarship Program
The Need-Based Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to first, second, third year medical students who are U.S. citizens from groups currently under represented in the medical profession; specifically, African-Americans, Alaska Natives, Hispanic/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, Native Americans, Vietnamese, Cambodians, and mainland Puerto Ricans who permanently reside within the 50 U.S states. Applicants must demonstrate and document financial need by submitted supporting documentation (i.e. parents' and student/spouse's tax return, W2s, etc.).
Application deadline: August 1st
Scholarship award: $2,000 to $5,000.
For further information, please visit their website at www.nmfonline.org.
VAMA Scholarship Program
The Executive Committee of the Vietnamese American Medical Association (VAMA) has established the Scholarship Program to provide financial assistance to needy medical students, foster medical students' interest in serving the Vietnamese American community, scholastic achievement, and encourage participation and leadership in the Association. Prospective applicants for the scholarship program should be enrolled as a third year medical student at an accredited medical school in the U.S. who demonstrate a strong interest in serving the Vietnamese communities in the U.S. when he/she completes training.
Application deadline: August 1st
Scholarship award: $1,000
For further information, please visit their website at http://www.vamausa.org.
Minority Scholars Award
The AMA Foundation, in collaboration with the AMA Minority Affairs Consortium (MAC), with support from Pfizer Inc., offers medical student tuition assistance scholarships through the Minority Scholars Award program. The AMA Foundation is committed to increasing the number of minority physicians to better reflect the needs of our increasingly diverse society. Today, less than 7 percent of U.S. physicians are Hispanic, American Indian, African-American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian or from other groups historically underrepresented in the medical profession.
Approximately twelve Minority Scholars Awards are awarded annually, each in the amount of a $10,000 scholarship. Nominees must be a current first or second-year student and a permanent resident or citizen of the U.S. Eligible students from traditionally underrepresented groups in the medical profession include African American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino. Each medical school is invited to submit up to two nominees. Contact your medical school if you are interested in being nominated for the Minority Scholars Award.
Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships
$10,000 scholarships reward current third-year medical students who are approaching their final year of medical school. Funding is made available by various organizations and the number of recipients is determined after all applications have been received. Each medical school can nominate one person for each of the different scholarship opportunities (2 nominees in total). Each scholarship category takes into consideration academic excellence and financial need. Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship: Selection is based on academic excellence and financial need. Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship supported by the Johnson F. Hammond, MD, Fund: Selection is based on a commitment to a career in medical journalism.
The Scholars Fund
The American Medical Association (AMA) Alliance—the largest volunteer arm of the AMA—works with the AMA Foundation each year to raise money for medical schools to distribute to deserving students. Funds are used to support tuition assistance for students.
Arthur N. Wilson, MD, Scholarship
The Arthur N. Wilson, MD Scholarship provides a $5,000 tuition assistance scholarship to a currently enrolled medical student who graduated from a high school in Southeast Alaska. This scholarship highlights the importance of supporting future physicians in rural communities.
For further information, please regarding AMA scholarship opportunities, visit their website at https://www.ama-assn.org/content/apply-medical-school-scholarships.
Pinellas Community Foundation - Graham-Bowman Scholarship Fund
Mrs. Selma Bowman Graham provided funding, at the time of her death, to the Pinellas County Community Foundation as a memorial to her late husband, Warren J. Bowman. Scholarships are awarded to graduates of Pinellas County high schools, who are working towards a degree in law, medicine, and nursing, and who demonstrate financial need.
Francis J. and Ina Grace McDougall Medical Scholarship Foundation
Scholarship funds are made available to USF College of Medicine from the trust fund established by Ina Grace McDougall through the Sun Trust Bank of Tampa Bay. Mrs. McDougall's intention was to provide financial assistance to needy medical students. Preference is given, but not limited to, native-born Americans who are upper Pinellas County residents. Awards are made annually and will vary based on the availability of funds. The scholarship award may be applied to only the cost of tuition and fees, books, and customary medical school education expenses exclusive of room and board. This is a need-based award. FAFSA must be submitted by March 1st.
Cherry, Baekert and Holland - Rex Meighen Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1978 by the Hillsborough County Medical Association of Tampa in memory of Mr. Rex Meighen, C.P.A. of the Association for thirty years, this scholarship provides $1,500 annually to a deserving student with recognized academic excellence and financial need. FAFSA must be submitted by March 1st.
Southern Medical Association - Medical Student Scholarship Program
The Southern Medical Association makes available one to three $500 scholarships annually to third year medical students who exhibit superior abilities and have a demonstrated financial need. The College of Medicine is responsible for the selection of these individuals.
Susan O. Rasmussen Trust Fund
Established by Mrs. Susan O. Rasmussen will this specified that a portion of her estate be left in trust as a scholarship for the benefit of needy and qualified medical students. The scholarships awards are made to students from the central Florida area and who demonstrate financial need.
Brenda Welling Scholarship Fund
Established in 2004 to honor Brenda Welling awards are made annually to medical students who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need. Students must be nicotine-free and not using illegal drugs.
USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy (WLP) Scholarships
USF WLP strives to provide as many scholarships as possible at the beginning of each academic year. However, all scholarships may not be available each year. Please refer to the USF Foundation website to determine which scholarships are currently available.
The Turkish American Doctors Association of Midwest
Turkish American Doctors Association of Midwest is a voluntary medical organization founded in 2005. TADAM was established to enhance academic interaction among Turkish-American Physicians and Dentists in the Midwest States as well as the United States. One of TADAM’s missions is to support medical and dental students of Turkish-American heritage or ancestry through scholarships.
Application deadline: December 15
For further information, please visit their website at http://tadamonline.org/.
Service Obligated ScholarshipsThere are two types of service-obligated programs available to medical students:
1. Uniform Services Health Professions Scholarship Program (Army, Navy, and Air Force)
These scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and provide financial assistance to medical students in exchange for active duty service in the Armed Forces. For each year of participation, the student must serve one year of active duty with a minimum obligation of three years. The scholarship pays for tuition and fees, a monthly stipend which is taxable, 45 days of active duty pay and allowances, and covers expenses such as books, instruments, etc. These scholarships are competitive and each service has its own selection board.
For further information contact:
USAF Health Professions Recruiter
3500 E. Fletch Avenue, Suite 322
Tampa, FL 33613
AMEDD Personnel Counselor
Medical Services Corps, U.S. Army
2901 W. Busch Blvd., Suite 103
Tampa, FL 33618
Medical Programs Recruiter
601 Bayshore Blvd., Suite 730
Tampa, FL 33606
2. National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship provides payment of tuition and fees, books, supplies and equipment, and a monthly stipend. Selected applicants may receive up to four years of funding. Applicants must be U.S. citizens attending a U.S. school. Preference is given to applicants with specialty goals in primary care medicine (family practice, general pediatrics, general internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, and general psychiatry). Preference is given to prior recipients of Exceptional Financial Need scholarships and applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds. Applicants who score high enough on their applications will be interviewed. For each year of financial support, NHSC requires one year of full-time clinical practice at salaried ambulatory care sites in high-priority, Health Professional Shortage Areas. The minimum service obligation is 2 years.
For more information:
NHSC Scholarship Program
8201 Greensboro Drive
McLean, VA 22102-9975
(800) 221-9393 or (703) 734-6855
Additional Sources for DPT Students
USF Morsani College of Medicine ScholarshipsThe following aid programs are considered "internal" or institutional funds, i.e., those programs awarded from Morsani College of Medicine sources. Except where noted within the individual program listing, no additional application materials are required other than those listed under "The Application Process."
- Johnene M. Vorholy Memorial Scholarship (25-0176) - Annual scholarship award based on merit for a second year graduate student enrolled full-time on the Tampa campus in the Morsani College of Medicine's School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences (SPTRS) in the DPT program. Applicants will be selected based on academic rank/standing, feedback from clinical instructors; involvement in the non-academic SPTRS and/or college activities, organizations and/or leadership positions; evidence of outside activities demonstrative of a competitive/active lifestyle (i.e. any athletic activity including regular physical training, road races, triathlon, marathon, etc.). Number and value of awards to be determined by available funds.
- USF SPTRS CORA Scholarship (25-2014) – Scholarship award to currently enrolled full-time students in the USF School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Services (SPTRS) on the Tampa campus of USF. Applicants will be selected based on their academic rank and outpatient orthopedic interest. This is a merit-based scholarship for a second or third year graduate student enrolled full-time on the Tampa campus in the Morsani College of Medicine's School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences (SPTRS) in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Students will be selected based on their academic rank and outpatient orthopedic interest. Awards of $1,000 will be made on a non-renewable basis. Number and value of awards will be determined by available funds.
- Tom A. Tiedemann SPTRS Circle of Motion Scholarship (25-3093) - Scholarship award to support a student enrolled full-time on the Tampa campus in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the USF School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences (SPTRS). The award is based on a combination of merit and financial need. Awards will be made on a renewable basis (number and value of awards to be determined by available funds).
- Brenda Welling Scholarship Fund - This scholarship was established in 2004 to honor Brenda Welling. Awards are made annually to medical students who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need. Students must be nicotine free and not using illegal drugs or substances to be eligible.
- Morsani College of Medicine USF Grant - This USF funded grant is made available to undergraduate and graduate students who exhibit financial need. To gain eligibility for this grant, students must complete and submit their FAFSA by March 1st.
- USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy (WLP) Scholarships - USF WLP strives to provide as many scholarships as possible at the beginning of each academic year. However, all scholarships may not be available each year. Please refer to the USF Foundation website to determine which scholarships are currently available. http://usfweb.usf.edu/ua-wlp/wlp_web/
Private Scholarship ProgramsThe following aid programs are offered by organizations not directly affiliated with the Morsani College of Medicine. Please review each award description for specific application details.
National AMBUCS™ - For over 50 years, National AMBUCS™, Inc. has been awarding scholarships to therapy students in their junior/senior year in a bachelor's degree program, or a graduate program leading to a master's or doctoral degree. Awards range from $500 to $1,500 annually. There is one two-year award in the amount of $6,000. Approximately $150,000 is awarded annually.
For more information, visit http://www.ambucs.com/scholarship-program-information/
KML Scholarship Foundation, Inc. - To provide financial assistance and positive motivation to those individuals who are facing the economic challenges of obtaining a higher education leading to or improving employment opportunities. All considered applicants must be a legal Florida resident of Hillsborough, Pasco or Pinellas County. Applicants must also have either a high school diploma or GED and been (or will be) formally accepted to a college, university, technical, trade, or vocational institution. Award amounts are based on many factors primarily good citizenship, academic ability, career potential and financial situation. Recipients and amounts are chosen by our selection committee.
Visit http://www.kmlfoundation.org to apply.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has an ongoing commitment to support graduate students making extraordinary contributions to their fields of study and recognizes the importance of providing assistance to those striving for excellence. The Foundation's Graduate Scholarships are offered to students who receive undergraduate scholarships from the Foundation.
The Bailey Family Foundation - The Bailey Family Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors and college students primarily in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Polk counties, Florida.
USA Funds – Access to Education Scholarship Program - USA Funds offer scholarships to assist college students from lower-income households through its USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships program.